For Incoming Postdocs

Prior to arrival

Transportation and Parking

For information about transportation and visiting Princeton University, please see Visiting campus for links to rail and airport services, local buses and parking instructions for visitors. 


Princeton University staff housing is available to postdocs, however it is limited. Information on this program, including contacts, rates and application forms is available on the Housing and Real Estate Services website. Once your appointment at Princeton is approved and you have your NetID you may submit an application.

Off-Campus Housing

The Housing Office lists non-University housing in the Princeton area on the Off-Campus Housing web page. (The Housing Office also maintains a bulletin board that lists new offerings not yet on their web page.) 

Options for housing in the Princeton area are limited.  Other areas within commuting distance are located in Mercer and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey; and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


For international students and scholars, the Davis International Center is committed to providing services and programs that support your growth, development, and welfare, including immigration regulatory advising and processing, cultural adjustment, social enrichment, and assistance with practical matters related to living in the U.S. They have walk-in hours (no appointment necessary) at the Davis International Center, or you can schedule an appointment. Please go to their website for more information. 


If you are a new-hire at Princeton, HR runs orientations frequently at Overlook.  Check the HR website for details. These sessions go over the benefits offered by the University. You can register by emailing and indicate your full name and the date of the session you wish to attend. For information about Benefits plans and eligibility, please go to

Professional Development - McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning offers an array of workshops open to postdocs that include the following:

  • Building an Effective Relationship with your Advisor or PI
  • Reframing "Time Management" to Achieve your Goals
  • Taming Perfection and the Art of "Good Enough"
  • Balancing Scholarship and the Rest of Your Life
  • The Art of Saying "Yes" Strategically
  • Giving, Receiving, and Eliciting Feedback
  • Learning With and From Failure

For more information, and to register for the workshops, visit the McGraw Center website. Note individual learning consultations to help you develop an individualized approach to scholarship that draws upon your unique profile of experience, strengths, and interests while also considering the specific demands of your research, teaching, and life are also available. For more information, please contact Dr. Laura C. Murray, Assistant Director of Learning Programs at McGraw.